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Cumberbatch dubbed hypocrite for joining XR protesters in Trafalgar Square, where he filmed car ads

Benedict Cumberbatch, 43, is dubbed a hypocrite for joining Extinction Rebellion protesters in Trafalgar Square, where he filmed ads for turbo-charged gas guzzling MGs

  • Imitation Game star, 43, seen speaking to XR on Wednesday in Trafalgar Square
  • Sherlock actor had pictures next to a hearse with a coffin which said ‘our future’
  • Fans hit out at the star due to him being a ‘brand ambassador’ for MG in India
  • In advert he is seen driving around Trafalgar Square and Westminster in a MG GS
  • Was in campaign for MG India’s Hector SUV and previously starred in Jaguar ad

Benedict Cumberbatch has been branded a ‘sanctimonious fraud’ by fans for joining the Extinction Rebellion protest in London after starring in car adverts.

The 43-year-old Imitation Game star was spotted speaking to demonstrators as they prepared to spend Wednesday night in Trafalgar Square.

Cumberbatch was one of several stars to have visited activists, with others including model Daisy Lowe, comedian Ruby Wax and actors Juliet Stevenson and Mark Rylance.

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Cumberbatch spent time speaking to the demonstrators who are part of the Extinction Rebellion protests in London on Wednesday night

Activists said the film star spent a 'good couple of hours' with the protesters who were sat in front of a hearse

Activists said the film star spent a ‘good couple of hours’ with the protesters who were sat in front of a hearse 

The Sherlock actor smiled for photographs next to a hearse containing a coffin which said ‘our future’ on it.

Yet Cumberbatch is a ‘brand ambassador’ for MG in India, according to the Sun.

In one advert he is seen in an MG GS driving around Trafalgar Square before driving across Westminster Bridge and past the Palace of Westminster.

Yet fans have hit out at Cumberbatch due to him being a 'brand ambassador' for MG in India. Pictured in an advert

Yet fans have hit out at Cumberbatch due to him being a ‘brand ambassador’ for MG in India. Pictured in an advert

In one advert he is seen in an MG GS driving around Trafalgar Square before driving across Westminster Bridge and past the Palace of Westminster. He also appeared in a campaign for MG India's Hector SUV (pictured)

In one advert he is seen in an MG GS driving around Trafalgar Square before driving across Westminster Bridge and past the Palace of Westminster. He also appeared in a campaign for MG India’s Hector SUV (pictured)

He also appeared in a campaign for MG India’s Hector SUV and has previously starred in Jaguar adverts next to the slogan: ‘It’s good to be bad.’

One Twitter user called him a ‘sanctimonious fraud.’

Another added: ‘So stupid and shallow.’

Cumberbatch’s agent has been approached for comment.

Cumberbatch, 43, was seen speaking to demonstrators and posing for photographs outside Trafalgar Square last night

Cumberbatch, 43, was seen speaking to demonstrators and posing for photographs outside Trafalgar Square last night

Protesters climbed onto the canopy of the BBC'S New Broadcasting House during their protest in London yesterday

Protesters climbed onto the canopy of the BBC’S New Broadcasting House during their protest in London yesterday

More than a million people died due to air pollution in India in 2017, making up one in eight deaths.

Extinction Rebellion protesters got onto the roof of the BBC’s main office yesterday as they tried to shut down and gag the corporation after it interviewed a former police officer who thinks detectives should treat them as ‘extremists’.

They went on to draw their logo on a war memorial near the Cenotaph.

More than 1,100 people have been arrested during the two-week protest, which started on Monday.

Last night PR agent and author Mark Borkowski said he was surprised, adding to the Sun: ‘It just attracts negativity.’

Extinction Rebellion protesters tried to superglue themselves to the front doors of the BBC headquarters

Extinction Rebellion protesters tried to superglue themselves to the front doors of the BBC headquarters

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